Mathematical Modelling of an Innovative Unmanned Airship for its Control Law Design

  • M. Battipede
  • M. Lando
  • P. Gili
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The paper is concerned with the dynamic modelling of the unconventional remotely-piloted Lighter-Than-Air vehicle patented by Nautilus S.p.A. and the Polytechnic of Turin. The airship mathematical model is based on a 6 degree-of-freedom nonlinear model referring to the basic Newtonian mechanics. Emphasis is placed on those innovative and peculiar aspects of the dynamic modelling, such as aerodynamics, buoyancy and inertial features.


airship dynamic modelling flight simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Battipede
    • 1
  • M. Lando
    • 1
  • P. Gili
    • 1
  1. 1.Aeronautical and Space DepartmentPolitecnico di TorinoItaly

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